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LA GRANDE, UNION COCNTT, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER IH, lltua.
APPLE CROP IS
EARLY ESTIMATES SEEM TO
BE SLIGHTLY OVERDRAWN,
Over Half of Cove's Apple Crop In
Shipped oncl 0 lVr Cent of the
Whole l Contracted for Pick Only
the Very Rest This Year Much
Tucking at Villon La Grande's
Crop Rut Link' Short of Estimates
Many Cain Ordered. .
Considerably over half Cove's apple
crop has been shipped up to date.
The prices' which the shipments are
bringing vary considerably and aa few
of the lots were sold direct. It la hard
to mention an average figure. A great
per cent of the 'sales were made on
. Lurx Percentage Contracted.1
About 90 per cent of the crop at
Cove and Union, too, has been con
tracted for, the deals calling only forj
the very best grade, which Is in con
trast' to last year when everything was
picked and sold at varying prices,
ranging with the class. This week will
nee about t0 per cent of the entire
Cove cup on Us way to Denver, wherrf
a shipping point for most of the Coye
crop appears to bo located.
Hard to Ascertain Figures,
As to segregating the Cove ship
ments from Union's crop In order to
learn the exact shipments up to date,
' it Is hardly possible at this time on
v account of the fact that ao much of
the packing was done at Union
, tne vovo. mn-mrs were oiui'i'vrw w
, Union In bulk In a large number of
mi. , ..1,1... ..A , ,i
Instances and there packed and sent
out with Union shipments. The rec
ords at the Union freight office will
' show the segregation.
Early Indications pointed to an enor
mous crop at Cove' this year, but the
estimations were exaggerated, as Is
plainly evident now vhen the picking
and shipping is so far advanced. How-
. - , Mt .. .1 . . . un ...It! ttlvkc
ever, iuuii auu mint uwi .. w....a
the bulk to a point where It Is as a
snntrai avnrsw: it Is below last year's
bumper crop, but on a par with other
Not So In La Grande.
The overesttmatlon Is not so marked
In La Grande. In this section of the
valley shipments are progressing dally,
and indications point to about 60 per
cent of the early estimates. This Is
very encouiii I "uCc cf the'
eminent estimation for this year's ap
ple crop, that stands at a trifle more
than 52 per cent
All ,V. ..allot, ilu VfiBf tVlArp
are but few exceptionally large speci
mens, but the grade is, as a rule, ex
cellent. The early frosts last spring
are responsible for this.
Various Estimates. ;
Earlv In the summer, It was con
servatively estimated that the total
apple crop for the valley would range
between 350 and 375 cars. With lest
cars than estimated at Cove, and
similar conditions on less marked scale
In La Grande and vicinity, this esti
mate will fall short a trifle. It Is still
too early to consistently estimate the
number of cars, though many persist
In affirming that the entire county will
produce about 800 cars.
v Cars In Demand.
Orders for 21 refrigerator cars arc
' now la the hands of the O. P.. & N.
In this city alone, demonstrating what
what proportions .apple shipments
have assumed In a local way. ' Imbler
orders are Included In this batch.
' Gas Near Durkee. 4
Taker City. Nov, 18. Accord-
lug to a report which reached
here today, natural gas was dls- 4
covered a half mile above Dur-
kee on the Albert Minoman
property. Hindman Is now
sinking a well. The gas was
found while boring for an arte-
4 4 4
French. Auto Sulon. . '
Paris, Nov. IS. Preparations ".. are
going rapidly forward for the open
ing of the annual French Automobile
salon on the last day of the month.
The affair will be by ar the greatest
motor car show ever held anywhere.
Tar C;-fchiwtf :ii.tr,--'i
mobile, clubs will hold a special ses
slon on November 30, to consider the
unification of automobile laws. In or
der 'to render International touring a
convenient as possible. At present.
the widely varying motoring laws of
the different countries of Europe
makes motoring a troublesome and an
noying pastime. American tourists are
especially Interested In the movement
for a unification of the statutes.
TOTAL OE $1,514,000 EOH COL
LUMBIA RIVER IMPROVEMENT
Washington,' Nov, 18. Fifty million
dollars is the aggregate appropriation
recommended by Brigadier General
William Marshall, chief engineer of
the army, for work on rivers, harbor
and fortifications of the coming fiscal
year In his annual report submitted to
ho w department today.
Some of the more Important esti
mates are: Oregon, Washington , for
Columbia river, $1,164,000. Colum
bia river, r.iouth. ?450,000. . Gray
Harbor. $181,000. ,Pu get Sound, $130,
000 and Tacoma harbor, $40,000, '
To Fight 111 Denver. ; ;
Denver, Nov. .18. Otto Floto, the
prominent circus man,! and sporting
editor of a Denver paper, has been
given permission to pull off one good
lightweight contest In the "mile high"
city, and Packy McFarland and
"Fighting DieU".HyIand will probably
be the principals In .the contest. De
cember 18, a month from today, will
probably be the date bf the - battle.
The mill Is scehduled to go 20 rdunds.
Denver sports are eager to see a good
fight and If the affair Is successfully
arranged, a monster crowd will doubt
less witness the battle between the
Chicago and San Francisco lads.
' Apples Two Bite Apiece,
Washington, Nov. 18. According to
tariff commissioners, Oregon apples
are selling in Washington hotels at 25
cents apiece. 1 -
UllUL UUIIII Ultu
FEDERATIflR WILL CELE
LINCQLN DAY : .
Denver, Nov. 18. It is ' reported
here that President Roosevelt will send
a special Invitation to Gompers and
the members of the executive council
of the American Federation of Labor
to dine' with him before be sends hi
message on "Labor" to congress, :
The morning proceedings of the
Federation convention devolved chief
ly to jurisdictional squabbles.
An acrimonious debate was precip
itated by the report of the commit
tee on adjustment which suggested the
dispute between the International As
sociation of machinists and Elevator
Construction workers be referred to
the executive board for final action. ,
Delegate Geeney protested such a
move." James O'Conmll, president ol
the Machinists, replied with a declara
tion that he had been charged by tils
own association whh having "laid
down," when he really did his best to
i-c.:t a dilute frw. b"'s broueht
Into the convention- Resolutions Urg
ing every labor union In the United
States to hold a special celebration In
honor of the Lincoln centennial in
1909 was adopted unanimously. .
Fl RIVER LARGE
10 n FEAST
OPEN WAR Oil
CHIEF OF POLICE
SAX FRANCISCO READY '
TO rHOSECCTE BIGGEY.
lucompcteitcy Is Charge Against t an
Francisco's Chief of Polk-c Open
Clash Between Burns and Chief Lasl
Evening Next Meeting of Police
CoinmlxMoners Will Sloan Heated
Conflict, Centered Against ; Alleged
'; Neglect In Ciller. . '
San Francisco, Nov.' 18. Several
citizens aro today preparing charges
of Incompetency against Chief of Po
lice Blggey at the next meeting of the
police commissioners, according to De
tective Burns. Charges arc the out
growth of the suicide of Haas, the
would-be assassin of Heney. It: Is
charged the police were negligent In
guarding Haas. '."','..'
Burns and Blggey Clash.
A verbal encounter between Attor
ney J. J. Webbr representing Blggey,
and District Attorney Langdon .and
Detectives Burns occurred yesterday
after, .the coroner & Jury viewed the ,
body of Haas, 'and . witnessed the
demonstrations of a possibility of hid
ing a Derlnger pistol In the shot of
the dead man. ; Webb objected , to
Burns questioning ' Detective Tom
Burke, who assisted Burns in the first ,
search of Kaas. In the wrangle which'
resulted Langdon charged Blggey with
attempting to block the Investigation.
Less Fear of Disorder.
Fewer guards were about the court
this morning whan the Ruef flal was
resumed. At the beginning the Judge
admonished the jurors that they must
pay no attention to Friday's shooting.
He declared the "transaction" Is en
tirely outside or the ,. Issues In . the
trial. The court told the Jury about
the shooting and Haas' suicide. Judge
Gallagher, a leader of the boodling su
pervisors, was the first witness to be
cross-examined. He told the whole
story of graft on direct examination.
Gallagher Is Cnww-Examlned.
. The first question asked by Attorney
Ach for Ruefr, was whether the wit
ness talked with the new attorneys for
the prosecution. ,He said he had at
tended a conference of attorneys for
the prosecution, and that they gave
him a copy of his testimony at the last
trial. ' . :'; - ',.
litlk to Break Defense.
Ach led Gallagher over h!3 enilre
period of at(Uatntance with eao.j mem
ber of the loodllng board bf smervlt
irs who will te witnesses agal vt R.uf.
On several occasions Ach .n-Hrupted
the wltncs , saying his testlm my todav
was different from the testimony of
former trials. Ach failed to broaic
'.own his testimony.
Heney Improving Slowly. ,
T.'ito.at reports continue to show a
! ;tady Improvement In the condition
"f Heney. No visitors are allowed.
Heney Is now able to take only liquid
nourishment, solids being denied owing
to the position of the wound.
- Cowardly Assast-lu 1'nder the Sod.
San Francisco, Nov. 18. Attended
by just a few friends and his four
children,' the body of Haas, who tried
to assassinate F. J. Heney, was given
Its last rites today at the late home.
The ceremonies were conducted by
Paid Eagle Tribe No. 75, Redmen, of
which he was a member. The rabbis
of the church of which Haas was a
member, refused to conduct the serv
ices. To Honor Milton.
New York, Nov. 18. Arrangements
are being made by the trustees, facul
ty and students of Columbia universi
ty for a formal celebration on Decem
ber 9 of the anniversary of the birth
of John Milton. The centennial of the
I Irth of Edgar Allen Pop will also be
observed at the university on January
Conley Not In Boise.
Portland, Nov. 18. After following
a clue that A. B. Conley, the fugitive
from justice is hiding In Boise, the
L'nlted Press ennounced today that
there Is no trace o the Grande Ronde
valley wheat "king" In that city.
; , y -v , j, y,:. ,f.r, ,.,
CONFESSED 1URGER OF A
MILLION WRITES COM3IENTARY.
Peter Van Vllssengcn, Who Confessed
and Was Sentenced fur' Forgeries
Amounting to a Million Dollars, Re
flect Ills Own Lire's Career In Thai
of Another Is a Matter of the l'lrel
Sin Growing to Enormity Not to
Chicago, Nov. 18. A Temarkable
commentary, Which mostly applies to
his own career, was today found In
the effects of Peter Van Vllssenbon,
the confessed forger of deeds amount
ing to nearly'a million dollars. ' The
book was written as a comment on the
career of Paul O. StenHtand, the Chi
cago bank wrecker, who Is now In
Van Vllssengen wrote: "It Is not
to be supposed that Stensland deliber
ately resolved to rob poor people who
trusted him. His downfal begins with
trivial Irregularity. Again, you yield
to temptation and find you have done
nobody except yourself harm, you go
on, and finally you are forced to
choose between forgery and the wreck
of fond hopes. The time comes when
hope of restitution 1? 'gone, and the
defaulter faces conviction as a common
felon. .' He chooses whether to . pass
the remainder of his Hfo as a fugitive
or to make a clean breast of it and
serve a Justly earned sentence." .
The receiver says he will not reveal
the names of Van Vllssengen's vic
tims unless he Is forced to do so.
v FOUND IUfS MAN. "
Sheriff Adams of Welser irresU Wil
Monday night Sheriff Adams of Wei
ser stepped off the train In La Grande
in search of William Newman, who
was supposed to be In . the Grande
Ronde valley, and for whom a warrant
has been out for some time charging
him with a statutory crime committed
In the state of Idaho. This morning,
In company with Sheriff Chllders,
Sheriff Adams visited the George Con
ley farm In the valley, and captured
their man. William Newman is a son
of Samuel Newman, who was formerly
a resident of this valley. Young New
man Is only 18 years of age, and in
fact, hardly looks that old. He will
be taken to Welser on the train to
night. . .".',
CHICAGO DEMOCRACY WILL EE
BLESSED WITH DAILY PAPER
Chicago, Nov. 18. lndcfinfte plans
are announced today for the establish
ment of a democratic paper in this
city. According to prominent dt-mf -crats
five capitalists have agreed to
aland an annual loss of $25,000 each
for two years. This will give the pa
per 10 years In which to become firm
ly established, Chicago has no news
paper which fights for the democratic
WILL SITE STOCK HOLDS It.
Depositor Allege Tii:t Millionaire
Actor W'n lssM i:-'tl to Bliiiue.
San Francisco, Nov. 13. Richard
llotallng. the eupltallet and actor, is
arranging to combat the suits filed
against him by II depositors in the de
funct California Safe Deposit & Trust
oiany. t;r- 8713-!" Th-y a'lege
that s a stockholder In the Institution
he was partly liable for the failure.
Shortly. before the failure - HotaUng
purchased 200 shares at $150 each.
iMnv r TV
111 hIIiUI U 1 1
Flood RcKrls Exaggerated.
Belllngham, Nov. li. Today's re
ports from the towns along Nooksack
and Sknglt rivers Indicate the early
report of tho flood was exaggerated.
The two rivers are higher than they
have been for some, time,, but the
Charged With Embezzlement,
Sedro-Wooley, ' Wash., Nov. 18.
Charged with the embesilement bf
$800 D. N. Stearns, an agent for a
sewing machine company, was arrest
ed. The specific charge Is that Stearns
appropriated funds he collected. He
was released on bonds.
III TIE ORIENT
MOTHEE BUI COMES TO THE JIB
OF EXCHANGES THAT TREMBLE
Pekln, Nov. 18. The great China
bank today supplied $500,000 to' the
exchange banks which were In diffi
culty Blnce the deaths of the dowager
empress and emperor, : The exchange
banks suspended payments yesterday
because of the' wild rumors of revo
lutions being 1mm Incut. . :
Tokio, Nov. 18. The Japanese min
ister at Pekln today cabled the for
eign department here that peace pre
vails. The new government officials
are trying to avoid an uprising.
Oh, Grief! Carrie Is Leaving.
New York, Nov. 18. Our Carrie,
wheos a-going to take eBmboat and
sail awa-a-a-y, The Scotch highball
Is doomed. Our" gain j Is Scotland's
loss. And much more to the same gen
eral effect. Listen:
On the passenger list of a trans
Atlantic liner, due to sail next Satur
day, appears the name of Carrie Na
tion. Sure, It Is "the" Carrie Nation,
the Kansas tornado, the Oklahoma ty
phoon, the saloon smasher, the lady
with the hatchet and the big voice,
And she is going to Scotland to re
form that section of King $3dward'a
domain. '- ' . ' '
"The prohibitionists of - Scotland
have called me and I must go," says
Carrie. "Before I leave, I hope to see
every drop . of : the damnable Scotch
whisky poured Into the gutters," says
she. "Not as how Scotch whisky Is
any worse than any other kind," ad
mitted Carrie, "but over In Scotland a
great many people consider whisky
i'.vIIUns "Jw',,,,,. hv md to
be told a few things," declares Carrie,
with the air of one who feels able to
tell Vm, "Why, even church people
drink booze in Scotland," asserts the
smnsher. In a tone of horror.
Mrs. Nation thinks that the rum
demon Is on the run In the United
States, and she believes this country
can spare her a little while In order
that , she may carry glad tidings of
prohibition to more sinful lands.
When she comes back to America,
. Early fall coughs often pave the way. for many later ones, by, set
ting up a chronic Inflammation of the air passages.
Cure the first cough promptly and rightly and you will thus be
taking precautions against liability to later annoyances and -danger.
For any kind of a cough at any time, we know of nothing better than
NewiiiYs White Pine Expectorant
It Is a remedy that we can highly recommend, because It cures In
the right way, and Its value has been demonstrated by years of use.
Price 25 and 30 Ccnl.
NEWLIN DRUG CO
LA GRANDE; ORE.
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SUDDEN CHANGE IN ROCKE-
Before Appearing on WUncws Stand In
Dissolution Suit, Oil King Read t'p
On Ills Own Business No Longer
'Don't Know," But a Free Discourse
Of Questions Tut to Him Explain
Formation and Growth of Powerful
New York, Nov. 18. Rockefeller la
today spending his time reading upon
letters and documents on file at ' hla .
office to refresh his memory so that
When he takes the stand at the hear
ing' now on In the federal court, ho
will be able to answer something In
stead of "Don't remember" or "Don't
know." Morris Rosenthal, who hna
the direction of the defense, Is said to
be coaching Rockefeller, who will ba
asked on the stand concerning the al--.
leged war waged by the Standard OH
on competitors In Ohio.
Cnllctl and Talks. .
Rockefeller, with trembling steps,
took, the stand and, with faltering voice'
today replied to questions before Com
missioner Franklin Ferris In the gov
ernment suit to dissolve the Standard
OH company of New Jersey. i
When he arrived at the federal
building he was greeted by 100 re-;
porters and 60 photographers. He tes
tified that his connection with the
Standard began not later than 1802, .
and not earlier than 18C0. He guvo
the history of (, the formation and
progress of the company. .
Mrs. Nation says she will begin a war
fare on tobacco that will make the
growersmanufacturers, sellers and
users of the filthy weed sit up and
take notice. '.
NO DECISION RENDERED.
Successful Bidder for M. M. Co, t
Be Announced Saturday.
Upon opening the bids today for the
construction of the large two-story
building for the M. Sc M. company, It
was ascertained that one or two bide
there were expected to arrive had not
done so and the matter of awarding .
the contract will - be : deferred until
Saturday. .:- ,V '
Fred Holmes, who Is president of ,
the company, Is delighted with the
progress made so far. and Is anxious
to have the building completed at the
earliest possible date. Architect Rob
ert Millet stated today . that,- if ; the;
weather did not Interfere in the build-"-Ing,
It could be under cover In 60 daya.
This, of course, does not mean the
completed structure, simply the walls
and the roof. c. -
San Francisco, Nov. 18. Despond
ent because he. was unable to secure
employment. P. J. Manning, formerly
a politician, killed himself this morn
ing by Inhaling gas.